120 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions (with Answers) to Test Your Festive Film IQ

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Think you know your holiday films? Test your knowledge with these Christmas movie trivia questions—they're not as easy as you think!

How many of these Christmas movie trivia questions can you get right?

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas. For many, it’s a time to spread holiday cheer and participate in fun Christmas activities with loved ones. One of those activities? Testing your Christmas movie trivia knowledge, of course.

You watch the best Christmas movies this time of year, so why not flex your Christmas trivia skills and see how much you know about your favorite festive films? Below are 120 questions from some of your favorite funny Christmas movies, romantic Christmas movies, and even some classic Christmas films. Break these out at your next Christmas gathering; even the biggest film buffs may be stumped!

Classic Christmas movie trivia

One of the best things to do during the holidays is snuggle up on the couch and watch classic Christmas movies (and maybe even quote a few throughout the season). Before you watch those festive films, see how many of these trivia questions about your favorite Christmas flicks you can answer correctly.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)Via Amazon.com

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Question: What’s the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey?

Answer: Clarence

Question: Who directed It’s a Wonderful Life?

Answer: Frank Capra

Question: Why is George ineligible for service in World War II?

Answer: He’s deaf in one ear

Question: What’s the name of the town It’s a Wonderful Life takes place in?

Answer: Bedford Falls

Question: What book did George receive as a gift from Clarence?

Answer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 

Question: Who’s the actor that plays George Bailey?

Answer: James Stewart

Question: What’s the name of George’s youngest daughter?

Answer: Zuzu

Question: In the world where George was never born, what occupation does Mary have?

Answer: Librarian

Question: What does George’s brother, Harry, become when he joins the service?

Answer: A Navy pilot

Question: In the universe where George was never born, Bedford Falls has a different name. What is it?

Answer: Pottersville

Miracle On 34th StreetVia Amazon.com

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Question: Who plays Doris Walker?

Answer: Maureen O’Hara

Question: What’s the name of the lawyer who defends Kris Kringle in court?

Answer: Fred Gailey

Question: How many Oscars did Miracle on 34th Street win?

Answer: 3

Question: How do Doris and Fred know one another?

Answer: They’re neighbors

Question: Which famous actress played Susan Walker?

Answer: Natalie Wood

Question: Judge Henry X. Harper’s political adviser warns him about ruling that Santa doesn’t exist. Why does he think it’s a bad idea?

Answer: He thinks it’ll hurt the judge’s reelection bid

Question: Why does Kris Kringle have to fill in as Santa during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Answer: The man who was supposed to play Santa was drunk

Question: What gift does Susan ask Kris Kringle for?

Answer: A house

Question: How much weight did Edmund Gwenn gain for the role of Kris Kringle?

Answer: 30 pounds

Question: True or false: Miracle on 34th Street was released in November 1947.

Answer: False; it was released in June 1947

A Christmas Story (1983)Via Amazon.com

A Christmas Story (1983)

Question: What present does Ralphie want more than anything for Christmas?

Answer: A Red Rider BB gun

Question: What was the name of Ralphie’s younger brother?

Answer: Randy

Question: What was the secret message Ralphie deciphered from the Little Orphan Annie radio show?

Answer: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”

Question: What prize does Ralphie’s dad win in a contest?

Answer: A lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a fishnet stocking

Question: What are the names of the bullies who terrorize Ralphie and his friends?

Answer: Scut Farkus and Grover Dill

Question: Who gifts Ralphie a pink bunny onesie for Christmas?

Answer: Aunt Clara

Question: What does Santa say to Ralphie when he says he wants a BB gun for Christmas?

Answer: “You’ll shoot your eye out”

Question: Finish the quote from Ralphie’s dad: “Fra-gee-lay..”

Answer: “…it must be Italian!”

Question: How does Ralphie’s mom get Randy to eat dinner?

Answer: She asks him to show her how pigs eat

Question: Ralphie gets in trouble when he repeats a swear word he claims to have heard from his friend, Schwartz. However, he actually heard the word from someone else. Who was it?

Answer: His dad

Kids’ Christmas movie trivia

Holly jolly cartoons, funny Christmas films, and heartwarming tales—yep, we’re talking about kids’ Christmas movies. Let’s put your knowledge to the test and see how many questions you can ace. Then, look on Disney Plus, Hulu, and other streaming platforms to see what other films you can watch.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990)Via Amazon.com

Question: In which state was Home Alone filmed?

Answer: Illinois

Question: Where is the McCallister family planning to spend Christmas?

Answer: Paris

Question: What is the name of the traveling polka band Kevin’s mom, Kate, travels with on her way home to Kevin?

Answer: The Kenosha Kickers

Question: What is the nickname of the pair of burglars that tries to break into the McCallisters’ home?

Answer: The “Wet Bandits”

Question: How many siblings does Kevin have?

Answer: Four

Question: Which comedian plays Gus Polinski, the polka musician who helps Kate?

Answer: John Candy

Question: How is Kevin punished after getting into a fight with this older brother Buzz?

Answer: He’s sent to the attic

Question: Why were the McCallisters running late the morning of their trip to Paris?

Answer: Their alarm clocks didn’t go off because of a power outage

Question: Which actor played Harry Lime, one of the two burglars?

Answer: Joe Pesci

Question: Who does Old Man Marley reunite with at the end of the movie?

Answer: His son

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before ChristmasVia Disneyplus.com

Question: What’s Jack Skellington’s nickname in Halloween Town?

Answer: The Pumpkin King

Question: Who created Sally?

Answer: Doctor Finkelstein

Question: What does Jack call Santa Claus?

Answer: Sandy Claws

Question: What’s the name of Jack’s ghost dog?

Answer: Zero

Question: Which award-winning actress voices Sally?

Answer: Catherine O’Hara

Question: What is Oogie Boogie made of?

Answer: Bugs

Question: What are the names of the three trick-or-treaters (also known as Boogie’s Boys) who kidnap Santa Claus?

Answer: Lock, Shock, and Barrel

Question: How long did it take to make The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Answer: About three years

Question: Which holiday figure do Boogie’s Boys originally kidnap, thinking it’s Santa Claus?

Answer: The Easter Bunny

Question: What is the name of the opening song in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Answer: “This Is Halloween”

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa ClauseVia Disneyplus.com

Question: What is Scott Calvin’s job at the beginning of the movie?

Answer: Toy salesman

Question: What is the name of the head elf at the North Pole?

Answer: Bernard

Question: Why must Scott take over the role of Santa Claus?

Answer: Santa Claus dies after falling off his roof

Question: Where do Scott and Charlie go after Scott burns the Christmas Eve turkey?

Answer: Denny’s

Question: What’s the first obstacle Scott faces in the first house he visits on Christmas Eve?

Answer: A large dog

Question: What job does Charlie’s stepfather have?

Answer: He’s a psychiatrist

Question: Laura and Neal call the police because they think Scott has kidnapped Charlie, but in reality, where did Charlie go?

Answer: To the North Pole with Scott

Question: What magical object did Bernard give Charlie?

Answer: A snow globe

Question: How did Scott get out of jail?

Answer: The elves helped him escape

Question: How many Santa Clause movies are there?

Answer: Three

If you’re looking for more movies to add to your holiday watch list, check out the best Christmas movies to watch on Amazon Prime.

Funny Christmas movie trivia

These funny Christmas movies have you saying “ho ho ho” and “ha ha ha”! But the question remains: How much do you know about these classic funny Christmas flicks?

Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)Via Amazon.com

Question: Who plays Buddy the Elf?

Answer: Will Ferrell

Question: Which city does Buddy travel to to find his dad?

Answer: New York City

Question: How did Buddy get to the North Pole as a baby?

Answer: He crawled into Santa’s bag of presents

Question: What is the name of Buddy’s half-brother?

Answer: Michael

Question: Why does Santa’s sleigh crash in Central Park?

Answer: The engine is lost due to a shortage of Christmas spirit

Question: What song do people sing to raise the amount of Christmas spirit?

Answer: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

Question: What are the four main food groups for elves?

Answer: Candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup

Question: Which toy does Buddy not like?

Answer: Jack-in-the-Box

Question: What is the name of Buddy’s love interest?

Answer: Jovie

Question: Which department store does Buddy get a job at?

Answer: Gimbels

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)Via Amazon.com

Question: Which city do the Griswolds live near?

Answer: Chicago

Question: What’s the name of Clark’s boss?

Answer: Frank Shirley

Question: What does Clark forget to bring when the family goes to cut their own Christmas tree?

Answer: A saw

Question: Instead of a cash, what does Clark’s boss give him as a Christmas bonus?

Answer: A free year’s membership to the Jelly of the Month Club

Question: Which magazine is Clark trying to read with sticky fingers in bed?

Answer: People

Question: Who plays Rusty in this film?

Answer: Johnny Galecki

Question: Clark wears a navy blue baseball cap that represents which NFL team?

Answer: The Chicago Bears

Question: Who plays cousin Eddie?

Answer: Randy Quaid

Question: During which holiday does the movie end?

Answer: Christmas Eve

Question: Who tosses a match in the storm drain, causing an explosion?

Answer: Uncle Lewis

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Via Amazon.com

Question: What is the name of the comedian who plays the Grinch?

Answer: Jim Carrey

Question: What time is the Grinch set to have dinner with himself (and he can’t cancel it again)?

Answer: 6:30 p.m.

Question: Which actress plays Cindy Lou Who?

Answer: Taylor Momsen

Question: Jim Carrey spoke with an accent when playing the Grinch. Which actor’s accent did he based the Grinch’s off of?

Answer: Sean Connery

Question: What’s the name of the mountain the Grinch lives on?

Answer: Mount Crumpit

Question: What’s the name of the Grinch’s dog?

Answer: Max

Question: Who nominates the Grinch as the Whoville Holiday Cheermeister?

Answer: Cindy Lou Who

Question: What is the name of the girl the Grinch had a childhood crush on?

Answer: Martha May Whovier

Question: The Grinch’s costume was made of what kind of animal hair?

Answer: Yak hair

Question: Who directed How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Answer: Ron Howard

Romantic Christmas movie trivia

What are the holidays without a little romance? Test your romantic Christmas movie knowledge by answering the questions below.

The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday (2006)Via Amazon.com

Question: Which city does Amanda live in?

Answer: Los Angeles

Question: Which paper does Iris write for in London?

Answer: The Daily Telegraph

Question: How many kids does Graham have?

Answer: Two

Question: What does Miles do for a living in Los Angeles?

Answer: He’s a Hollywood music composer

Question: How old did Amanda say she was when her parents divorced?

Answer: 15

Question: What’s the name of Iris’ ex-boyfriend?

Answer: Jasper

Question: Why did Graham show up at Iris’ house, which Amanda was staying at?

Answer: He was drunk and needed a place to sleep

Question: What’s the name of the actress Miles is dating during the movie?

Answer: Maggie

Question: Who directed The Holiday?

Answer: Nancy Meyers

Question: What’s the name of the website Iris and Amanda use to swap houses?

Answer: homeexchange.com

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually (2003)Via Amazon.com

Question: Who plays David, the newly elected Prime Minister?

Answer: Hugh Grant

Question: How does Mark know Juliet?

Answer: Juliet is married to Mark’s best friend, Peter

Question: What instrument does Sam learn to impress his crush?

Answer: The drums

Question: Sarah is in love with one of her co-workers. What’s his name?

Answer: Karl

Question: Who does Jamie catch his girlfriend cheating on him with?

Answer: His brother

Question: Harry and Karen are married, but Harry is growing more attracted to Mia. How do Mia and Harry know one another?

Answer: Mia is Harry’s secretary

Question: What’s the name of Billy Mack’s manager?

Answer: Joe

Question: In the beginning voiceover of the film, David says that whenever he feels sad about the state of the world, he thinks about the arriving terminals at which airport to feel better?

Answer: Heathrow Airport

Question: How does David meet Natalie?

Answer: Natalie is a member of his staff

Question: What’s the name of the jewelry salesman who takes a long time to wrap Harry’s gift for Mia?

Answer: Rufus

A Christmas Prince (2017)

A Christmas Prince (2017)Via Netflix.com

Question: What is Amber’s job?

Answer: She’s a journalist

Question: What country does Amber travel to for her story?

Answer: Aldovia

Question: How does Amber get to stay in the palace?

Answer: She pretends to be Princess Emily’s new tutor

Question: What secret about Prince Richard does Amber uncover?

Answer: He’s adopted

Question: Where was A Christmas Prince filmed?

Answer: Romania

Question: What does Amber’s father do for a living?

Answer: He runs a diner

Question: How is Simon related to Prince Richard?

Answer: They’re cousins

Question: What’s the name of Prince Richard’s ex-girlfriend who teams up with Simon to make him the heir to the throne?

Answer: Sophia

Question: What happens between Amber and Prince Richard at the end of the movie?

Answer: They get engaged

Question: How many movies are in this Netflix franchise?

Answer: Three

By the way, if you want to watch A Christmas Prince, check it out on Netflix; then, binge the other great Christmas movies on Netflix. Happy holiday viewing!

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